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CONGRATULATIONS TO MARK WEBB – 30 YEARS SERVICE!

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October
6

Congratulations to Mark Webb, who on 30th September 2015 celebrated his 30 year work anniversary, having started working for Loveday and Loveday from 1985, before he took over alongside George Paton to become WebbPaton in 1999.  Here’s to the next 30!  

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FRACKING AND RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE SOUTH WEST

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October
6

The Department of Energy and Climate Change are tendering out to investors four  Ordnance Survey Grid Squares around Wiltshire for fracking opportunities in the next bidding round.  The four areas are around Devizes, Melksham, Trowbridge and Radstock.   WebbPaton are ready to …

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LET PROPERTIES – NEW LEGISLATION

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October
6

There have been several changes and additions to residential lettings legislation this Autumn: The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations   – Landlords are required to ensure that a smoke alarm is installed and in proper working order at the start …

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CROSS COMPLIANCE BREACH – LATE TB TESTING

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October
6

From 1st January 2015 Defra extended their cross compliance approach to include most types of TB tests, including enhanced cross compliance controls for overdue TB surveillance and check tests.  Penalties are applied to Basic Payment and any Rural Development Scheme payments …

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Farm Rent Review

BPS – EURO EXCHANGE RATE

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October
6

The 2015 BPS Euro exchange rate has been taken from the average of the European Central Bank exchange rates set throughout September 2015 and has been set at €1 = £0.73129.  (This is lower than last year’s more favourable exchange …

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RPA – ACCOUNTABLE PERSONS

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September
2

The RPA were requesting details of “accountable persons” earlier this year in order to process and issue payments for 2015 BPS claims. However, they have now confirmed that this information (your National Insurance number and the division between partners/shareholders) will …

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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP – DELAY TO 2015 PAYMENTS

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September
2

Natural England have announced that there will be a delay to the advance payments for Environmental Stewardship (ELS, OELS & HLS) agreements this year because of the ongoing processing of annual claims and cross-checking against BPS claims. Payments will start …

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NVZ GRASSLAND DEROGATION

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September
2

If at least 80% of the agricultural area of your holding is grass, you can apply for an NVZ grassland derogation which gives you permission to use a higher limit of up to 250kg of nitrogen per hectare, if the …

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Hackpen Hill Trail

HACKPEN HILL 10K TRAIL – 13th SEPTEMBER 2015

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August
18

Fancy the challenge of Hackpen Hill? You will have an opportunity to run or walk completely off-road on a hilly, mixed trail across Weir Farm (Broad Hinton), in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With uninterrupted views of the Ridgeway …

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THE NEW COUNTRYSIDE STEWARDSHIP SCHEME

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July
13

If you would like to be considered for the new Higher Tier of the Countryside Stewardship scheme, you will have to act quickly, as an ‘Expression of Interest Form’ needs to be returned to Natural England by 15th July 2015. …

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Farm Rent Review

SHOULD YOU SERVE NOTICE FOR A FARM RENT REDUCTION?

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July
13

Many tenant farmers are now considering whether it is worth serving a Notice for rent review before Michaelmas this year to trigger a rent review next year.  There are inevitably risks associated with serving a Notice if the market improves …

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LEADER GRANTS

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July
13

Applicants are now invited to submit an ‘Expression of Interest’ Form to apply for LEADER funding (for grants from £5,000 to £50,000 per applicant). The LEADER funding is administered by Local Action Groups (LAGs), with individual objectives but all projects …

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HEDGEROW CUTTING DEROGATION

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July
13

Farmers are able to apply to the RPA for a derogation from the Cross Compliance hedge cutting ban which runs until 31st August if they are drilling oilseed rape or temporary grass adjacent to a hedge.  Please contact Cathy Hancock-Angell …

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BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME REGISTRATION

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May
14

The team at WebbPaton are busy registering farmers and collating information for this year’s BPS claims, so if you’re still not registered and/or you need help with your claim and greening calculations, please contact us as soon as possible on …

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